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Old 02-26-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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65 Gallon Update

So, an update on the 65 gallon build. The tank has been up for a week as of today. The rock that was in the tank has been established for 6 years, the sand and water are new. My ammonia peaked out two days ago at 2ppm. As of right now the conditions were as follows:

Nitrites:0
Nitrates:0
Ammonia: .25ppm
Ph: 8.2
Salinity: 1.026- I just changed out some water to drop it.

The cycle is almost completed now, I am hoping to move over my livestock Monday. I am going to perform a check Monday afternoon, and double check at the LFS, if all checks out I will break down the 35 gallon and move everything over. My livestock to be moved are as follows:

2 Percula Clowns
2 Turbo Snails
1 Orange Knobby Starfish
4 Blue Leg Hermits

Once the fish from my old tank are established I plan on adding more snails and crabs. I only want to add two more fish, a dwarf coral beauty angel and a foxface rabbit fish. Does anyone have experience keeping dwarf angels and rabbit fish together? How well has it worked for you?
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I used to have 2 dwarf angels for 4 yrs and then they started eating my corals. They had to go. Are you planning on a reef?
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i think the foxface is going to outgrow the tank pretty quickly. can you substitute a different yellow fish instead? what about a midas blenny?
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do you have any pictures? I would really like to see your tank!
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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No, I'm not doing a reef. I know the angels have been known to pick around at corals. Yes, there are pictures on my profile of the new tank. What species would you recommend Mr. X, I'm not really overly concerned about yellow. I would just like a fish that is colorful and will remain visible. Just so long as it will coexist with the coral beauty angel, and the two perculas.
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Would it be possible to add a blenny and the dwarf angel and still have room for one more small colorful fish? I don't want to overload the system.
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sure it is possible. what about a flame hawk? they are pretty cool. there are many to choose from but i'm not sure what you are going to like.
i just know the rabbitfish i've kept grew pretty quickly and ate like tangs.
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I like the flame hawks, would I be able to get away with the flame hawk, coral beauty and a blenny without overloading the tank?
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i think you'll be fine with that bio load. what blenny? the midas?
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:05 AM   #10
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Yeah I like the midas blenny. So if I were to go with those three fish, what would you advise as far as introducing them as it pertains to order and time in between? How long should I allow the clowns to inhabit the tank before I introduce new tank mates?
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